David L. Fraley, 86, of Danville, died peacefully on March 25, 2017.
Born on Oct. 30, 1930, in Hammond, Ind., to Chester and Margaret Fraley; the family would eventually reside in rural Hoopeston.
On Dec. 26, 1959, he married Shirlee De Vore at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Danville. He is survived by his wife and sons: David (Ivy), James (Carla), and William, all of Danville; granddaughters, Shelby of Hoopeston and Erica of Champaign; brother, Norman (Patricia) of Hoopeston; sister, Carol of Phoenix, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters.
David proudly served in the USMC as a Small Arms Technician. He had many years in law enforcement with Vermilion County Sheriff's Department attaining the rank of Captain. In 1985, he was named "Officer of the Year" by the Fraternal Order of Police. After retiring he was with Vermilion County Conservation District as the ranger at Kennekuk County Park.
He was an avid outdoorsman with fishing and hunting being two of his hobbies. He was also an expert marksman winning several world championships.
Per his requests, memorials may be given to Vermilion County Animal Shelter Foundation, P.O. Box 965, Danville, IL 61834.
Visitation: 8:45-9:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, Mass at 9:45 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, Danville. Inurnment: Danville National Cemetery at 11 a.m. Rortvedt Funeral Services is assisting the family. Online condolences: www.rortvedtfuneralservices.com
Published on March 31, 2017